Copyright © 2021 Roswell Daily Record
Copyright © 2021 Roswell Daily Record
Charles Lewis Thompson (Chuck) following a valiant but short fight with cancer, passed away June 14, 2017 with loving family members by his side. Chuck was born June 18, 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico to Captain Robert Dan Thompson Jr. and Jane Lewis Thompson. God had special plans for Chuck from the beginning. Chuck was the baby of the Thompson family. His mission in life was to love and be loved.
A memorial service will be held, Monday, June 19, 2017, 11 a.m. at the New Mexico Military Institute Chapel. Friends and family are invited to a reception at JRT Hall from 10 to 11 a.m. preceding the memorial service.
Early childhood days found Chuck and his siblings, cousins, and friends enjoying a free-spirited life, learning and discovering life mysteries on the Lewis/Thompson ranch north of Roswell. High school days found Chuck as a young cadet at New Mexico Military Institute, graduating from high school in 1967 and then attending college one year. With the Vietnam War in full force Chuck chose to join the Navy.
A big old ranch boy named Doggie was sent halfway around the world to be stationed in Japan. This is where his travel adventures began. Following his tour in Japan, Chuck’s next assignment was with a special Naval unit assigned to the South Pole. His adventures he shared with nephews were the best stories ever. The favorite one was demonstrating how the penguins counted their eggs all day, every day.
Once his Naval career was completed Chuck returned to Texas, living in Lubbock close to older brother Bob and his family. Chuck graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in business. Trying out several different job options Chuck found his perfect match with KOBR TV for 27 years. Chuck’s position as account executive allowed him to be out and about seeing different people daily, and of course with his charm “sell, baby sell” Over the years Chuck received special recognition for outstanding sales achievement.
Chuck’s position allowed him to focus on the important things in life rather than helping with the dishes. Finding Chuck in a room full of people was always easy. All one had to do was listen for grand laughter, see someone getting a huge Chuck hug, or observe who was on the dance floor first. Chuck was loving and loyal to his friends. Realizing having nephews to play with and their toys you could enjoy, Chuck’s heart told him there was room for some females. His first opportunity to expand “His” family was becoming Godfather for Meryl McNally. As time moved on two beautiful young women, Whitney and Alexandre Harrell became his “heart” daughters. The joys and challenges shared with these special ones made Chuck’s life complete
Charles Lewis Thompson is survived by his sister Janet (Jim) Miles of Denver, Colorado, sister-in-law Ann Armistead Thompson of Lubbock, Texas: nephews Chad Miles of San Rafael, California, Dan Thompson (Rhonda) of Fort Worth, Texas and Jesse D. Thompson of Temple, Texas. His extended loving family includes cousins that were always important his life.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents Lt. Robert Dan Thompson Jr., and mother Jane Lewis Thompson; maternal grandparents Charles (Florence) Lewis; paternal grandparents Robert Dan Thompson and Mamie Burnam; brother Robert Dan Thompson III; and nephews James Miles.
We would especially like to thank all of Chuck’s family and friends who have been so attentive, loving, and caring during Chuck’s final journey, In lieu of flowers please select your favorite charity for memorials.
Chuck, your life’s mission was well done. You have loved and been loved. We will miss you.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.